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With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term Araghatta' refers to
(a) bonded labour
(b) land grants made to military officers
(c) waterwheel used in the irrigation of land
(d) wasteland converted to cultivated land



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The term "Araghatta" refers to a waterwheel used in the irrigation of land. It was a device commonly used in medieval India to lift water from a well or a canal and distribute it to fields for agricultural purposes. The Araghatta played a crucial role in improving irrigation practices and increasing agricultural productivity during that period. Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.


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